Most people are surprised to hear that they actually need to clean their washing machine. After all, it does seem like a machine designed to clean should be clean, right? Well, not exactly. Washing machines can get dirty with soap scum residue, hard water remnants, and mold from moisture buildup.
Fortunately, keeping your LG front loading washer clean isn’t as difficult as you might think. Here are some cleaning tips to help keep your LG washer in great shape for years to come.
How to Clean an LG Top Loading HE Washing Machine
LG’s front load washers come with the TubFresh™ technology, which makes cleaning the machine very simple. They also have other features that allow users to clean all the parts of the machine with ease and efficiency.
Cleaning the drain pump filter (Have an OE Error Code? Start here).
The drain pump filter collects debris such as loose change, lost items, and lint. If you notice an OE error code or a slow drain, this may be a sign that your drain pump filter is clogged.
To start, remove excess water from the drain pump filter by pulling the hose from its connection and draining the water (about 2 cups) into a pan. Reattach.
Next, remove the filter by rotating the knob counter clockwise. Clean the filter by removing any excess debris and lint. Once any large debris has been removed from the filter, rinse with warm water and reinstall.
Clean the wash tub.
Just like your car, your washing machine needs regular cleaning and maintenance to stay in its best condition. Cleaning your wash tub will ensure the washer stays in tip-top shape for years to come. This should be done every month using the Tub Clean cycle.
Use liquid chlorine bleach or a washing machine tub cleaner for best results. (Do NOT use a regular laundry detergent during your Tub Clean cycle).
If you’re using liquid bleach, simply add the bleach to your detergent tray and start the Tub Clean cycle. If you are using a tub cleaner, such as Affresh, follow the instructions on the package.
Once the cycle is complete, wait for the tub to cool down and then wipe clean with a clean dry towel. It’s that easy!
Clean the soap dispenser.
The soap dispenser can get really messy with clumps of detergent if now maintained properly. If left for years without proper cleaning, this can cause hard to move buildup and stains.
You should occasionally remove the dispenser from its housing and clean it with warm water and a damp cloth. Once clean, reinstall.
Proper cleaning of your LG Top Load Washer will keep it running in tip-top shape for years!